Search Result for "condemnation":
1. an expression of strong disapproval; pronouncing as wrong or morally culpable;
- Example: "his uncompromising condemnation of racism"
[syn: disapprobation, condemnation]
2. (law) the act of condemning (as land forfeited for public use) or judging to be unfit for use (as a food product or an unsafe building);
3. an appeal to some supernatural power to inflict evil on someone or some group;
[syn: execration, condemnation, curse]
4. the condition of being strongly disapproved of;
- Example: "he deserved nothing but condemnation"
5. (criminal law) a final judgment of guilty in a criminal case and the punishment that is imposed;
- Example: "the conviction came as no surprise"
[syn: conviction, judgment of conviction, condemnation, sentence]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Condemnation \Con"dem*na"tion\, n. [L. condemnatio.] 1. The act of condemning or pronouncing to be wrong; censure; blame; disapprobation. [1913 Webster] In every other sense of condemnation, as blame, censure, reproof, private judgment, and the like. --Paley. [1913 Webster] 2. The act of judicially condemning, or adjudging guilty, unfit for use, or forfeited; the act of dooming to punishment or forfeiture. [1913 Webster] A legal and judicial condemnation. --Paley. [1913 Webster] Whose condemnation is pronounced. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. The state of being condemned. [1913 Webster] His pathetic appeal to posterity in the hopeless hour of condemnation. --W. Irving. [1913 Webster] 4. The ground or reason of condemning. [1913 Webster] This is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather light, because their deeds were evil. --John iii. 19. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
43 Moby Thesaurus words for "condemnation": acquittal, action, anathema, arraignment, award, blame, castigation, censure, consideration, damnation, decision, decree, decrial, deliverance, denouncement, denunciation, determination, diagnosis, dictum, doom, excoriation, finding, flaying, fulmination, fustigation, impeachment, indictment, judgment, landmark decision, order, penalty, pillorying, precedent, prognosis, pronouncement, reprehension, reprobation, resolution, ruling, sentence, skinning alive, stricture, verdict